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Asimo

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Asimo is a humanoid robot designed to be a helper to people. It can run, dance, hop, and kick a soccer ball. It travels the world as an ambassador to robokind, making humans excited about robotics.

Creator
Honda
Country
Japan πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅
Year
2000
Type
Humanoid, Research, Entertainment
Creator
Honda
Country
Japan πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅
Year
2000
Type
Humanoid, Research, Entertainment

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FEATURES
Able to navigate human environments, recognize faces, and understand speech. Bipedal walking based on ZMP (Zero Moment Point) control approach.
HEIGHT
130 cm | 51.2 in
LENGTH
N/A cm | N/A in
WIDTH
45 cm | 17.7 in
WEIGHT
48 kg | 105.8 lb
SPEED
9 km/h | 5.6 mph (running); 2.7 km/h | 1.7 mph (walking)

SENSORS
Head with cameras and microphones. Torso with gyroscope and accelerometer. Foot with six-axis force sensor. Hands with tactile sensors in the palms and force sensor on each finger.
ACTUATORS
More than 26 DC motors and brushless DC motors.
POWER
51.8-V lithium-ion battery, 1 hour of operation
COMPUTING
Custom computing and control system.
SOFTWARE
VxWorks real-time OS and custom control software.
DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
57 (Head: 3 DoF; Arm: 7 DoF x 2; Hand: 13 DoF x 2; Hip: 2 DoF; Leg: 6 DoF x 2)
MATERIALS
Body made of a magnesium alloy frame covered with a plastic resin.
COST
N/A
STATUS
Ongoing
HISTORY
Honda started developing humanoid robots in 1986. Over the next two decades, the company built about a dozen prototypes. Early robots (models E1 to E6) focused on legged locomotion. Next, Honda engineers added a head, torso, and arms to the robot to improve balance and add functionality. In 1993, Honda unveiled its first humanoid, the P1, a rather large machine at 1.9 m (6'2") and 175 kg (386 lb). The P1 was followed by the P2 in 1996 and the P3 in 1997. On 31 October 2000, Honda introduced its now-famous humanoid, Asimo. In 2004, Asimo was inducted into Carnegie Mellon's Robot Hall of Fame as the first robot to demonstrate true human-like mobility. A second-generation Asimo debuted in 2005. In November 2011, Honda unveiled an improved design, which it called an "all-new Asimo."
WEBSITE
http://asimo.honda.com